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Gujarat Behind National Average in Fall in Maternal Mortality Rate

fell in the state from 54 in 2005 to 38 in 2012, registering a 29.63 per cent fall, higher than the national decline of 27.5 per cent. Maternal and Child Health Tracking System (MCTS) under the National Rural Health Mission has been put in place in all the districts of the state, the report said. "Total of 42,17,965 pregnant women and 30,73,905 children have been registered with MCTS since inception," it said. The Centre has

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Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India meets the press at the National Media Centre, New Delhi

nd a half years? PM: I am sorry. I haven't thought through this matter. But certainly, I would like to do a lot more in the area of healthcare, healthcare for children, healthcare for women. The National Rural Health Mission that we started has achieved impressive results but a lot more needs to be done. Q: What would you like to say to foreign investors? PM: India provides a hospitable environment for FDI. We will continue to do so. We

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27% UP kids are malnourished

tness. Children with severe iron-deficiency anaemia may also have an increased risk for stroke," said Dr Sanjay Niranjan of the Indian Paediatrics Association. RBSK was introduced under the National Rural Health Mission to save children from disease, deficiency, disability and development delays. RBSK began as Bal Swasthya Guarantee Yojana in January targeting children in the 2-16 years age group for three Ds - defects at birth, disease

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Latest survey shows a marginal improvement in health indicators-Aarti Dhar

age of marriage. There is no State where there is no decline or where there is an increase. Of course, some districts such as Shrawasti continue to lag behind," Anuradha Gupta, Mission Director, National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) told The Hindu. She added that data would have to be analysed to identify focus areas. Despite wider penetration of ‘any ante-natal care', the coverage under ‘first trimester ANC' as well as ‘3 o

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Over 9,500 Kids Born in Ambulances Run by UP Govt

ited by the ambulance service, the official said. At present, 988 ambulances are available in 75 districts by dialing 108 from any phone or mobile. The ambulance service, which is funded by National Rural Health Mission, attracted controversy with the Centre demanding the state to scrap the word 'Samajwadi' from the name of the service. However, the ruling Samajwadi Party refused to do so. State Health Minister Ahmad Hasan said encourag

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Health and education must be country’s central agenda -Sitaram Yechury

hat India can reap its demographic dividend by developing its human resources into an asset lest it turn into a liability. The 2011-12 budget claimed to have increased the ICDS allocation by 58%, the National Rural Health Mission by about 50%, the SSA by 21.7% and the Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Scheme by 28%. However, instead of treating these as guaranteed ‘rights' and ‘entitlements', they have been reduced to ‘schemes' or &lsq

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35,000 ASHA workers to get mobile phones to promote health schemes-Afshan Yasmeen

tate government is all set to provide mobile phones to all the 35,000 Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) in the State. These activists are community health workers in the World Bank-sponsored National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), which is being implemented by the Union government across the country. According to the NRHM guidelines, ASHAs are paid performance-based incentives for promoting universal immunisation, referral and escort services f

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Healthcare for India’s workers

nd augmenting the social determinants of health such as basic sanitation, clean drinking water, minimum wages and primary education. Significant among the HLEG's recommendations are the merger of the National Rural Health Mission and the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana into the UHC to better advance their social objectives. A healthy population is critical to realise the collective dream of making India an economic power-house. UHC is much more than a

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Referred to die -Sayantan Bera

. “Everyday four to five children die here. The number was more this time because more children were admitted,” he adds. Satish Tiwary, principal secretary, health, and Sanghamitra Ghosh, National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) commissioner did not respond to queries from Down To Earth. The hospital gets over 800 children in its outpatient department every day, of which about 70 get admitted. Ailing newborns are brought from far-off southe

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No drinking water, electricity and sanitation in 20% of rural houses: Report

or SCs and 32% for STs. Larger proportions of these two groups use government health facilities compared to other social groups. Hence poor public health infrastructure hits them hardest. Despite the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), rural healthcare suffers from the lack of qualified personnel at every level from paramedics to doctors and specialists and requires greater investment in physical infrastructure too. To address such wide variati

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